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Rapper Kevin Gates To Miss Voodoo Following Conviction


POLK COUNTY, FL (CelebrityAccess) — Rapper Kevin Gates is off of the lineup for the Voodoo Fest this weekend as he is headed to prison for kicking a 19-year-old female fan at a concert last August, according to WFLA News.

A judge sentenced Gates to 180 days in Polk County jail, with credit for any time served, and fines and court costs, after he was convicted of battery by a jury of six women after one day of testimony.

A video of the incident showed Gates kicking 18-year-old Miranda Dixon in the chest during a performance at Rumor's Night Club on August 28, 2015.

Voodoo organizers noted the lineup change on Twitter on Thursday, writing: "Unfortunately Kevin Gates is unable to perform at #VoodooFest due to an unforeseen incarceration. Keep an eye here & on the App for updates."

They later tweeted that Gates' spot would be filled by Rae Sremmurd. – Staff Writers